Rick Astley recreates ‘Never Gonna Give You Up’ music video 35 years later

The internet trend “Rickrolling” has helped the original video rack up over 1.2 billion views on YouTube. …read more

https://nypost.com/2022/08/18/rick-astley-recreates-never-gonna-give-you-up-music-video-35-years-later/

Kanye West defends selling Yeezy apparel in bags on the floor: ‘I’m an innovator’

“I’m not here to sit up and apologize about my ideas,” Kanye West said after some criticized the rapper for selling his Yeezy merch in giant bags.

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https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/music/story/2022-08-18/kanye-west-yeezy-gap-trash-bags-interview-fox-news

Public appearances trigger Jonah Hill’s anxiety attacks. He says he’s done with them

‘Don’t Look Up’ star Jonah Hill wrote an open letter Wednesday saying that he’ll no longer promote his projects to ‘protect myself’ from anxiety attacks.

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https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/movies/story/2022-08-18/public-appearances-trigger-jonah-hills-anxiety-attacks-so-hes-done-with-them

Facing a bleak box office, theater owners struggle under debt loads

The box office success of “Top Gun: Maverick” seems so long ago as Regal and other chains face financial troubles.

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https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/business/story/2022-08-18/amid-a-bleak-box-office-period-amc-theatres-seeks-to-reassure-investors

Inside the making of Rap Sh!t ‘s bops

Rap Sh!t music supervisor Sarah Bromberg breaks down how the songs are chosen and created for the HBO Max comedy, including the recent tracks “Nann Badder” and “Seduce and Scheme.” … https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/inside-making-rap-sh-t-013100132.html

Sydney Sweeney still asks herself ‘Is this real?’ despite money woes

Less than a month after whining about how “they don’t pay actors like they used to” — the rising star of HBO’s “The White Lotus” and “Euphoria” changed her tune. …read more

https://nypost.com/2022/08/18/sydney-sweeney-still-asks-herself-is-this-real-despite-money-woes/

‘Horny-forward’ ‘She-Hulk’ is not your usual Marvel fare. Here are the key contrasts

The ‘She-Hulk: Attorney at Law’ team — including Jessica Gao, Kat Coiro, Tatiana Maslany and Mark Ruffalo — break down the series’ key relationships

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https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/tv/story/2022-08-18/she-hulk-marvel-jen-walters-best-friend-nikki-ramos-bruce-banner

Amid uproar, Amy Schumer denies ‘shading Spider-Man’ or Tom Holland’s mental health

Amy Schumer says she was making fun of herself, not Tom Holland, in a video that resembled the ‘Spider-Man’ star’s recent announcement about his mental health.

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https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/story/2022-08-18/amy-schumer-tom-holland-video-social-media-mental-health

9 best bets for your L.A. weekend: ‘Empire Strikes Back’ in concert, live dance and more

‘The Empire Strikes Back in Concert’ in Irvine. ‘Fused: A Celebration of Dance’ in Glendale. ‘Regeneration: Black Cinema’ at the Academy Museum.

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https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/story/2022-08-18/things-to-do-la-oc-dance-classical-music-movies-star-wars

Review: Idris Elba, meet lion. The new thriller ‘Beast’ doesn’t beat around the bush

Idris Elba plays a vacationing widower trying to protect his teenage girls from a rampaging lion in Baltasar Kormákur’s diverting survival thriller.

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https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/movies/story/2022-08-18/beast-review-idris-elba-lion